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        "Hark halloa! back!"

      n.p., c1870. 7 x 10-1/4 inches. Watercolor and pencil, signed "Phiz" lower right and captioned as title. Browne was a noted illustrator of Dickens and of sporting subjects, many of which were engraved in Punch. The present work was probably done about 1870

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Twentieth Thousand. [Sixth Edition]. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Macmillan, 1870. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Twentieth Thousand, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text, contemporary inscription on half-title, a few fore-margins very lightly age-soiled; original plum cloth, upper board with triple frame border enclosing Alice and the Pig in circle all in gilt, lower board to same pattern enclosing grinning Cheshire Cat, gilt back, gilt edges, black endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, firm copy in expertly refurbished publisher's binding. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at rear. The inscription is dated January 1870. Nice complete copy of an early printing of one of the greatest children's books in the language. See Willams Madan, Green & Crutch 46d. . Catalogs: literature.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        HISTOIRE DES ALBIGEOIS. LES ALBIGEOIS ET L'INQUISITION. 1870-1872.

      LIBRAIRIE INTERNATIONALE. BRUXELLES. LACROIX, VERBOECKHOVEN ET CIE. 1870-1872. - 3 VOLUMES IN-8 BROCHES (15 X 24 X 7,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 418 PAGES, (4) + 419 PAGES ET (4) + 491 PAGES, COUVERTURE JAUNE, TITRE IMPRIME EN NOIR. EDITION ORIGINALE. (VICAIRE. VI. 569). RARE. QUELQUES ROUSSEURS, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      Bell and Daldy, London 1870 - A fair copy of the 2nd Edition of this comprehensive and authoritative work in 3 volumes. In the original decorative cloth bindings with gilt pictures of nests and eggs on the front boards and gilt titles and decorative design to spine. With 233 colour plates of nests and eggs. Vol I, 80 plates; 164pp. Vol II, 77 plates, 164pp. Vol III, 1871, 76 plates, 171pp. The bindings are nice and bright - with good gilt decoration to front boards and spine. They are shaken and there is pulling and slight fraying to top and bottoms of spines and a little bumping to corners. The front endpapers are beginning to split at the joint in Vol I. Internally all 3 volumes have some foxing affecting text, tissue guards and some plates. This is most prevalent in volume 1 where a fair number of plates have some spotting. In volumes II and III, the spotting is more sporadic - sections of text and plates being largely spot free. There is a section of loose text and plates in Vol I and one plate in Vol II has some browning and nibbling to edges. Please enquire if you would like to see more images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POEMS

      London: F.S. Ellis, 1870.  First edition, 19 x 12.5cm (8vo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt floral & trellis design (by the author) to covers & spine, gilt title to spine, decorative dark blue on pale blue ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to recto of final ep., [i-vii] viii-xi [xii], [1] 2-282 [283-284], [1-4 publ. adverts], [1-16 blanks].  Printed by Strangeways & Walden, London.  With the neatly erased pencil name of M. Maurice to titlepage.  Binding Very Good (a few marks to cloth); contents Near-Fine.  Slater 3, Rossetti 17, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 132, Ehrsam & Deily 218, Fredeman 23.8, Fennell 20, Ball 161, Colbeck 10 (in dark blue cloth).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      Chapman and Hall, London 1870 - First edition in the earliest issue 6 parts (all published. A lovely set with an engraved portrait of Dickens by J.H. Baker, vignette title-page and 12 engraved plates by Samuel Luke Fildes. The books are bound in the original blue-green pictorial wrappers with a narrow tear to top of front wrapper of part 1 touching a few letters and some wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some discoloration but NO writing in the books. An attractive set in collector's condition. We buy Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Di ulteriori scoperte nell'antica necropoli a Marzabotto nel bolognese.

      Subject: (Bologna - Archeologia). Bologna, Fava & Garagnani, 1870, folio br. originale, pp. (8)-93 con 17 tav. litografiche (otto delle quali, stupende, a colori e in oro). Frati, 8283. Opera capitale sulla famosissima necropoli, di sempre crescente rarit?.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Sulle terremare modenesi: BONI Carlo - Riassunto storico-critico degli studi fatti sulle terremare e palafitte modenesi dalla loro scoperta fino al presente e sull'antropologia preistorica nella sua connesione collo stud

      Subject: (Modena - Archeologia). Modena, Soliani, 1870, 8vo mezza perg. con tassello al dorso, pp. 97 + 40 con 7 + 2 tavole litografiche ripiegate f.t.

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        Hambourg, avant l'incendie de 1840. Canal de Binnen-Alster.

      Litografi af Sabatier efter forlæg af A. Mayer. 27 x 42 cm. Koloreret. Paris, Arthus-Bertrand éditeur, uden år. Indrammet med passepartout i fornem gammel ramme fra omkring år 1870. Rammen måler 49 x 65 cm. - Særdeles godt eksemplar.. Fra "Atlas historique et pittoresque lithographié d'apres les dessins de MM. Mayer, Lauvergne et Giraud", bind 1 [udsendt i hefter 1842-1852].Dette planchebind indgik i "Voyages en Scandinavie, en Laponie, au Spitzberg et aux Feröe pendant les années 1838, 1839 et 1840, sur la corvette La Recherche... Udgivet i Paris 1842-1856. Ialt kom 26 bind med tekst og 5 bind med illustrationer.Denne store ekspedition til Skandinavien, Lapland, Spitsbergen, Færøerne, Island, Rusland og Baltikum hed officielt "Commission scientifique du Nord", dog er den bedre kendt som "Recherche-Ekspeditionen" efter det statelige ekspeditionsskib, korvetten La Recherche, eller som "Gaimard-Ekspeditionen" efter ekspeditionens leder, den franske marinelæge og naturforsker Paul Gaimard. Både franske og nordiske naturforskere deltog i de tre sommertogter i perioden 1838-1840. De blev ledsaget af franske kunstnere, der arbejdede på stedet - senere blev deres tegninger overført til den litografiske sten

      [Bookseller: Finnerups Antikvariat]
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        Note illustrative della Carta geologica del modenese e del reggiano.

      Subject: (Geologia - Modena e Reggio). Modena, Tip. Erede Soliani, 1870, due vol. in-4 m.tela, pp. 114 con ill. n.t. + 74. Unita stupenda carta geologica lit. a colori. Straordinariamente rara; importantissima pubblicazione.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Poems

      London: F.S. Ellis [Printed by Strangeways and Walden, Printers, Castle St. Leicester Sq.], 1870 - Large Paper copy, one of 25 printed for private circulation. 8vo. pp. [xi], [i], 282, [283, printer's imprint]. Original blue grey boards backed with cream paper, printed spine label (cracked). Splits and soiling to spine, else a sound copy in blue cloth drop box by Zaehnsdorf. Tinker 1814; Ashley IV, pp. 131-2; Hayward 283 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Tockus Griseus

      Leidan 1870 - Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 380x275 (mm), 15x10.875 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph

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        Fairylife and Fairyland. A Lyric Poem. Communicated by Titania through her secretary.

      L.Booth, London 1870 - L.Booth, London, 1870. De XVIII-II-342-IV págs. 22cm. Enc. Edição Única. Poema muito apreciado. Obra completa adornada com quatro fotografias à parte representando vistas do Palácio Monserrat em Sintra. Estas fotografias são especiais por serem as primeiras fotografias de Monserrat. Exemplar que pertenceu a biblioteca do Conde de Sucena. Pouco vulgar. Encadernação meia inglesa com defeitos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquário do Chiado]
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        Rough sketches from Nature.

      1870 1870 - Nottingham n.d. (ca1870). Folio. Hf cf With illust. title-page, and 50 full-page litho. plates depicting flowers, ferns, palms , shrubs, etc. Some foxing, but a good copy.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Le nouveau merdiana, ou manuel scatologique par une Societe de Gens sans g?ne.

      Subject: (Scatologia). Paris, et en tous lieux, 1870, 8vo bellissima legatura in mezzo marocchino coevo con angoli rinforzati e filetti in oro, pp. VII-160 con due tav. inc. all'inizio, num. ill. n.t. e cop. originali (br. gialla con cop. ill.) conservate all'interno. Non in "Bibl. scatologica"; raro.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Poems

      VG: In very good condition without dust jacket. Aeg. Front pastedown bearing the armorial bookplate of John Ingleby Jefferson of Northallerton [1853-1929] First Edition Brown hardback leather cover with raised bands and tooled gilt binding 195mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 282pp. One of twelve copies printed on Whatman's hand-made paper.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Printing and Reporting Texas's Ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments

      1870 - Pamphlet. Certified Copy Of A Letter From J. J. Reynolds, Brevet General, U. S. A., Commanding the Fifth Military District . Washington, D.C., 1870. 84 pp., 6 x 9 in. Disbound. Excerpt "A copy of the proceedings of the legislature of the State of Texas on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States, a copy of the constitution of the State of Texas and copies of certain general orders ." With full printings of the 13th Amendment ending slavery, the 14th Amendment guaranteeing equal protection and citizenship to the freedmen and women, and the 15th Amendment banning denial of the franchise based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."Joseph J. Reynolds (1822-1899) was commissioned a colonel at the beginning of the Civil War, promoted to brigadier general, and eventually led the 19th Corps at New Orleans and the 7th Corps in Arkansas. During Reconstruction, he was the governor of the 5th Military District in the Department of Texas. After ratifying these three amendments, Texas could rejoin the Union and Reynolds returned to frontier garrison duty and fought the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        The American Admiralty, Its Jurisdiction and Practice, with Practical Forms and Directions

      Banks and Brothers NY: Banks and Brothers, 1870. New edition. Hardcover. Good. Large thick 8vo. The New and Enlarged Edition. xxiv,800pp. Modern full navy blue polished calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; dark red morocco lettering pieces, gilt; marbled endpapers. Old presentation inscription on a preliminary blank from George Denis of the Los Angeles firm of Denis & Loewenthal. Text block very good; binding fine. The foremost American treatise in Admiralty Law by a leader of the admiralty bar and the last edition to appear in Benedict's lifetime.

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        The Express Train

      Currier & Ives, New York 1870 - The Express Train Published Currier and Ives, New York, 1870 Lithograph Image size: 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson By One of the Firm

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1870. Collation, iv+254,, [2] pp publishers advertisments, engraved and printed title, 4 illustrations including frontispiece. Bound in original publishers brown gilt cloth. Restoration work to binding, retaining most of the original spine. Generally binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, subscription label on free endpaper, previous owners ( Christopher Knox ) bookplate of free endpaper, corner of free endpaper creased, some spotting. A better than good copy, in the original cloth binding. A41. First Edition. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Illustrazione di un nuovo cetaceo fossile.

      Subject: (Paleontologia). (Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1870) 4to cop. muta coeva in cartone rigido, pp. 20 con 2 stupende tavole inc. in rame e a colori, ripiegate. Dedica autografa dell'A. al Cav. Cesare Saluzzo.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Giuseppe Garibaldi.

      Subject: (Autografi - Garibaldi). Lettera di due pagine (una sola scritta) datata "Caprera 15 marzo 1870" ed inviata al "Mio Caro Guerzoni" di dieci righe relative al libro autobiografico del Generale pubblicato da Dumas padre. Con firma autografa.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Cassell's book of birds. From the text of Dr. Brehm.

      Subject: (Ornitologia). London, (1870), quattro vol. in due, in-8 grande m.pelle pp. 312 + VIII-320 + VIII-312 + VIII-312 con oltre 400 inc. n.t. e 40 tav. col. f.t. Solite ed usuali fioriture in alcune tavole e pagine, ma buona copia di opera mai vista perfetta per la pessima qualit? della carta di quel periodo, in Gran Bretagna.

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        Flying Squadron on the Derwent River

      Hobart?,, 1870.. Stereoscope, card mount measuring 175 x 83mm., both images in excellent condition, blank rear face flecked. Rare stereoscopic photograph of the Royal Navy "Flying Squadron" on their visit to the Derwent River in January 1870.The Flying Squadron, under the command of Rear Admiral Hornby, was a travelling display of British naval supremacy which visited Sydney and Melbourne before arriving in Hobart on 2 January 1870. Although unarmed, the fleet played a role in asserting British naval power in the farther corners of the empire. This remarkable stereogram, captured from Government House overlooking the Derwent River, depicts five of the fleet vessels at anchor.This image is attributable to Hobart-based commercial photographer, grocer and entrepreneur Samuel Clifford (1827-1890). Clifford arrived in Tasmania from London in 1848 and quickly established himself as an industrious photographer and associate of innovative Hobart based stereographer Thomas J. Nevin. Clearly, Clifford was well established commercially before the visit of the Flying Squadron: an advertisement in the Tasmanian Almanac for 1869 boasts over 1,000 photographic views for sale available in album, cabinet and stereogram formats, including a deluxe suite celebrating the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Hobart in 1868.Although unsigned, and although this actual image does not appear to be otherwise recorded in Australian institutional holdings, Clifford was certainly the most prominent photographer associated with the visit of the Flying Squadron to Tasmanian waters, and the style of the present image accords well with known photographs by him. The collection of Sir William Crowther donated to the State Library of Tasmania, for example, contains several early photographs of the Flying Squadron by Clifford Samuel from a number of vantage points including Government House, the Domain, Rosny and Hobson's Bay. By the same token the pencil note to the rear, although partially obscured, appears to be in the same hand as at least one other similar scene (compare, for example, the inscription to the lower margin of the image in the Crowther collection also taken from the hillcrest at Government House).

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        BLACK'S NEW LARGE MAP OF SCOTLAND

      18. Fine. (BLACK, Adam and Charles, Publishers). BLACK'S NEW LARGE MAP OF SCOTLAND. Compiled from the Ordnance, Admirality, and Other Surveys. Drawn and Engraved by John Bartholomew, F.R.G.S. Scale of British Statute Miles: One Quarter Inch to a Miles. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, n.d. (circa 1870-1890). Twelve color sheets, folding, mounted on linen and numbered on the reverse. Each sheet is 19 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches (50 x 54.5 cm) and folds to 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.8 cm). A fine copy housed in slightly rubbed and soiled green cloth pull-off slipcase, with publisher's paper label on the front, gilt-stamped title on one side. A large and lovely map.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Le Journal illustré,septième année (1870), du n°308 du 2 janvier 1870 au 344 du 11 septembre 1870 et du n°1 du 6 août 1871 au n°22 du 31 décembre 1871, soit 58 numéros.

      Le Journal illustré 1870 - - Le Journal illustré, Paris _1870, 28,5x38cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage crème, dos lisse orné de fleurons estampés à froid, importante plaque dessinée par Delannoy et gravée en rouge, représentant un fronton encadrant un oeil de boeuf sur le premier plat et élément architectural estampé en rouge en ornement central et double filet en encadrement dessiné par Delannoy sur le deuxième plat, reliure de l'éditeur. Bel exemplaire. Le Journal illustré est un journal hebdomadaire français créé en février 1864. Il est conçu sur le modèle du Penny Illustrated Paper sorti en 1861 en Angleterre. Il est illustré de grandes gravures sur bois et traite de sujets magazine en huit pages au format 27 x 37,5 cm. Quelques années plus tard, il est intégré au groupe de presse du Petit Journal. Conçu pour concurrencer L'Illustration qui est vendu 75 centimes, Le Journal illustré est vendu 10 centimes. Il disparut en 1899 quand le supplément illustré du Petit journal, illustré en couleur, appartenant au même groupe et vendu depuis 1890, le supplanta. Nombreuses collaborations, dont Louise de Mauléon, Francisque Sarcey, Jules Moinaux. Nombreuses compositions et dessins. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 575 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Recess Studies, Ed. by Sir Alexander Grant, Bart

      Edinburgh, Edmonston And Douglas, 1870. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [8], 409, [ 1], 20, [4]p. Subjects: Social sciences. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1837-1901. Ireland - Rural conditions - 19th century. Referenced by: NSTC 2G17433. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        IN FAIRYLAND A Series of Pictures from the Elf World

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1870. An outstanding copy - bright and crisp - the scarce first edition of 1870. "With a poem by William Allingham". 16 superb colour plates (engraved and printed by Edmund Evans), text and plates printed to the recto only. Original green cloth binding lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt; original pale yellow-coated end-papers. Casing very good, gilt bright, a litte rubbed to edges and joints. Contents clean and tight; plates and pages bright; contemporary inscription to the half-title page "Edith E. Potter - a birthday present from - Uncle John & Aunt Eliza Leech - October 1870), slight foxing to front end paper, and half-title page, a couple of marks to the inside edge of the frontispiece plate (slightly foxed to plain recto of frontispiece), otherwise minimal marking. A very good/fine copy. (Note: we have sold and seen a number of copies of this title and this copy is the best by far - free of the usual nicks and tears. Originally bound with gutta-percha, which always fails: this copy inconspicuously rebound using archival materials and retaining all orignal elements such as end-papers, so well done that it is impossible to tell.). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Doyle, Richard. Folio (approx. 28 x 38cm).

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        Vue du Cathédrale et du Place Gutenberg à Strasbourg.

      - Lithographie von Sandmann nach Pedraglio, um 1870, 28,5x38 cm *Alsace / Elsaß / Straßburg

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1870. With twelve illustrations by S. L. Fildes, and a portrait. Octavo. Bound from parts with the original part's wrappers and adverts bound at end by Bayntun-Rivière in brown morocco, decoration and titles to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With frontispiece portrait, vignette title and 12 plates by Luke Fildes. Occasional spotting to pages, newspaper clipping tipped in on verso of endpaper, binding with wear to spine, corners lightly bumped, spine darkened, faint stain at lower rear cover, else a charmingly bound copy retaining the original covers. First Edition of Dickens's last novel, left incomplete at his death. The wrappers and adverts from the original parts bound in at back matching what is called for by Hatton & Cleaver except for part 6 rear cover wrapper being ever so slightly different, all else matching points called for. A fine binding edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Parables of Our Lord. Being: The Prodigal Son, The Sower, The Tares, The Two Debtors, The Good Samaritan, The Rich Fool, The Barren Fig Tree, The Rich Man and Lazarus, The Pharisee and the Publican, The Parable of the Vineyard, The Marriage Feast and The Ten Virgins

      London: Longman and others n.d. (circa 1870), 1870. Superb black papier-mache boards intricately detailed in compartments with floral designs, animal figures within wreaths to corners, a centre figure also within a wreath framed by a garland. Containing an illuminated title page and 31 chromolithographic illuminated thick pages. Leather spine with title in relief; all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A sound and generally fine example.

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        The Illustrated London Almanack, 1870-74, 30 Chromolithographien

      - London, Illustrated London News, 1870-74., The Illustrated London Almanack, hrsg. London, Office of the Illustrated London News, 1870-74, 4 Jahrgänge komplett, gebunden in Olwd. m. goldgeprägten Titeln, 4° mit vielen Textillustrationen (Holzstichen), etwa 40 ganzseitigen Holzstichen u. 30 Chromolithographien in hervorragender Qualität, Zustand gut.

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        The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches

      Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. First. hardcover. fine. viii, 256pp. Short 8vo, handsomely rebound in full brown morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. First edition. A fine copy. One of 300 copies.

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        Volsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs & Niblungs with Certain Songs from the Elder Edda

      London: F. S. Ellis. Fine/No Jacket. 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall One of only 750 copies printed. Original green cloth with elaborate floral design in gilt by William Morris. Pages uncut. xx, 275 pp + 4 of publisher's ads. A fine, bright copy with light bumping to spine and corners. No inscriptions; foxing to eps and page edges but o/w clean. .

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        History of Hertfordshire, containing an Account of the Descents of the Various Manors; Pedigrees of Families connected with the County; Antiquities, Local Customs, &c., &c. (3 Volumes, Large Paper copy)

      Chatto and Windus, London. 1870 - 1870-1881. 6 parts in 3 volumes. Half titles, engraved frontispiece portrait, one engraved map, 22 plates, all but one lithographed, 4 hand-coloured, 17 tinted (occasional light spotting), 2 plates lightly dampstained at the bottom (the image is not affected). Contemporary red half morocco and roan gilt (extremities rubbed), hinges were reinforced, top edges gilted. ONE OF 75 LARGE PAPER COPIES (this is #70, signed by Cussans). 33cm x 50cm, (13'' x 20''). VERY SCARCE. Photos available upon request. HEAVY SET (35 kg). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Hertfordshire: Containing an Account of the Descents of the Varoius Manors; Pedigrees of Families Connected with the County; Antiquities, Local, Customs, Etctera

      Stephen Austin, Hertford 1870 - Complete in 3 volumes.Books measure 15 1/2 x 12 inches, ( 39.5x30.5mm ) Collation, 203pp, 334pp, 346pp, 21 lithographic plates, 1 double page coloured folding map. Bound in period half calf, raised bands, gilt title lettering, cloth boards, marble endpapers. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional minor mark or stain to margins. Pages and plates in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy, in very attractive period bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF HERTFORDSHIRE, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DESCENTS OF THE VARIOUS MANORS; PEDIGREES OF FAMILIES CONNECTED WITH THE COUNTY; ANTIQUITIES, LOCAL CUSTOMS, ETC.,..3 VOLUMES

      London: Chatto & Windus. ...1870-1881...FRONTIS OF AUTHOR...DOUBLE PAGE COLOR MAP...MANY FULL PAGE COLORED CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS...B/W ENGRAVINGS...THOROUGH AND DETAILED HISTORY OF HERTFORDSHIRE...3 Volumes containing the history of the Hundreds of Braughing, Edwinstree, Dosey, Hitchin, Hertford, Broadwater, Dacorum, and Cashio...Marbled boards with 3/4 morocco leather and 5 raised bands...Gilt decorated compartments and gilt on top edge...Shelf wear to edges consistent with size and weight(approximately 40 lbs. packed)...TEXTBLOCK IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. Large Folio 12" x 15 3/4".

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Twentieth Thousand. [Sixth Edition]. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Macmillan, 18708vo., Sixth Edition, Twentieth Thousand, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text, contemporary inscription on half-title, a few fore-margins very lightly age-soiled; original plum cloth, upper board with triple frame border enclosing Alice and the Pig in circle all in gilt, lower board to same pattern enclosing grinning Cheshire Cat, gilt back, gilt edges, black endpapers, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, firm copy in expertly refurbished publisher's binding. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at rear. The inscription is dated January 1870. Nice complete copy of an early printing of one of the greatest children's books in the language. See Willams Madan, Green & Crutch 46d.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      New York, 1870. unbound. Outstanding autographed letter signed "P.T. Barnum." 1 page, 8vo, New York, Nov. 28, 1870. Written to publisher Harper Brothers concerning his new circus venture to premier in Brooklyn in the Spring of 1871. This venture would soon become known as "The Greatest Show on Earth" and it would mark the birth of the modern American Circus as we know it today. He writes, in full: "Presuming on the intimacy which existed between Mr. James Harper and myself I have ventured to enclose you the accompanying sketch, not with the expectation of your publishing it, but in the hope that as I have not yet given it to any other publication...you will perhaps let a short item be prepared from it for your weekly. The fact is although I need no more money, and shall devote to charitable purposes any which I make, I find idleness won't agree with me...hence in order to keep the rust off I return in part to the business which I best understand. The morals of the world shall be no worse for anything which I exhibit..." Excellent condition. As Barnum anticipated, Harpers Weekly, on Dec. 17th, 1870 announced: "Mr. Barnum, tired of a life of leisure and inactivity, proposed to re-enter the showman's arena, from which he retired some years ago, and startle the community with a grand mammoth enterprise which shall surpass all former achievements of its kind..." Hence, this Barnum letter is the earliest known announcement of his "Greatest Show on Earth," a landmark in entertainment.

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        Isografia ovvero raccolta di 2000 firme e monogrammi degli uomini più celebrati e rinomati che vissero nel corso di undici secoli dal 742 al 1870

      Nobile 1870 Isografia ovvero raccolta di 2000 firme e monogrammi degli uomini più celebrati e rinomati che vissero nel corso di undici secoli dal 742 al 1870 con cenni biografici sulla loro vita e sulle loro opere. Delle firme 1760 sono italiane e 240 straniere tratte dagli originali esistenti. Napoli, Nobile, 1870. In folio; pp.78, 2n.nn., 12, 2n.nn. e 44 tavole incise in rame a piena pagina che riproducono le firme suddivise nelle diverse categorie. Cart. editoriale. Esemplari a fogli sciolti, lievi fioriture a qualche tavola. Edizione pregevole ed importante per il riscontro e le consultazioni. Il Palermo raccolse e disegno' tutta l?opera e Giovanni Fusaro esegui' le incisioni. Bonacini, 1349.

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        HUNTED DOWN: A Story. With Some Account of Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, the Poisoner

      London:: John Camden Hotten,. (n. d.).. 16mo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st UK book edition (Eckel, p. 199). Circa 1870. [2], 89, [1] pp. 17 pp publisher catalogue, dated 1871, at rear.. Early 20th C. red full sheep (color touch-up along joints); gilt spine lettering. Marbled eps. Original green wrappers bound in (front wrapper with paper repair to vertical crack along gutter).. Bookplate. Minor wear. A VG+ copy.. 'Hunted Down' first appeared in 1859, in the NY Ledger, written by Dickens for the princely sum of £1000 as offered by the newspaper's publisher, Robert Bonner. This the first separate UK publication. 'Hunted Down' the 4th Queen's Quorum title [1860]. . Building vignette to front wrapper.

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